About the Property
Newer house in gated beach community with open floor plan, fenced back yard with private pool, 6 lounge chairs, umbrella table, Gas Grill, palm trees with up lights.
Pool alarm to protect children, Keyless entry on front door, Garage keypad
Well equipped kitchen with granite & stainless, side by side frig, ice & water in door
Very quiet dishwasher, glass top stove, Kitchen Aid blender, crockpot, electric griddle, lobster pot
Full size W/D, Garage with keypad, pool & beach chairs, umbrellas & toys
Short walk to beach (500 yards), private access with beach pavilion
3 king bdrms, 4th bdrm with twin over queen bunkbed + trundle
Walking distance to beachfront restaurants, centrally located to everything in Destin area.
Gorgeous white sand beach, emerald water, Quiet Gated Community
Unique custom pool with large paver patio, palm trees
6 lounge chairs, umbrella table, Gas grill
You don't have to share your pool with strangers.
No stairs or elevator to haul luggage/groceries, pull right into garage
Walk to beach, outside shower, Gorilla wagon to pull beach stuff
Split bdrm design provides privacy for 2 couples
Bunk room will sleep 4 children or a couple in the queen bed
Close to restaurants, shopping, marina and water sports
Bike path across from beach, boardwalk on beach side for walking
Bike and golf cart rentals close by
Golf courses nearby, deep sea fishing best in the panhandle!
Silver Sands Outlet Mall 5 min away
Supermarkets close by: Publix, Winn-Dixie, Super Walmart, Fresh Market, Whole Foods
Dollar General at north entrance to community
Why Kids Love It
The beach! The private pool!
Arcade, laser tag, race car track!
Charter boats, dolphin cruise, dinner cruises, water sports
Pirate ship cruise especially for kids!
Big Kahuna Water Park!
Gulfarium 20 min away!
Destin is the perfect family vacation destination:
Gorgeous white sand beach & emerald water
Great shopping: Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Destin Commons Mall, Harborwalk Village, Baytowne Wharf
Deep sea fishing, boat rentals, water sports, harbor cruises, dolphin cruises, Pirate Ship Cruise, Big Kahuna Water Park
Gulfarium, Golf Courses, miniature golf, go carts, laser tag
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Pompano Joe's beachfront restaurant
Captain Dave's beachfront restaurant
Kenny D's restaurant
Walking path along beach
Dollar General (yes, our guests love that its so handy)
Alvin's Island Beachwear
Favorite Places To Eat
Bayou Bill's Crab House
Brotulas on the Harbor
Harry T's at Harborwalk - best crab soup in Destin!
The Red Bar on Grayton Beach for great seafood and live entertainment. A favorite of locals for lunch!
Dewey Destin Restaurant on the Harbor
790 on the Gulf at Crystal Beach for lunch specials
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Drip Coffee Makers x 3
Keurig K Classic
4 slice toaster + 2 slice toaster
New Gas Grill on patio
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 02 2019 - Mar 22 2019
Mar 23 2019 - Apr 12 2019
Apr 13 2019 - Apr 26 2019
Apr 27 2019 - May 17 2019
May 18 2019 - May 25 2019
May 26 2019 - Jun 21 2019
Jun 22 2019 - Jul 12 2019
Jul 13 2019 - Aug 09 2019
Aug 10 2019 - Aug 23 2019
Aug 24 2019 - Oct 25 2019
Oct 26 2019 - Nov 30 2019
Nov 24 2019 - Dec 28 2019
Cleaning Fee: $195
Administrative Fee: $100
Refundable Security Depo: $250
Tax Rate: 11%
Rates subject to change until confirmed
Ask about last minute discounts within 2 weeks of arrival
All Rentals are Sat to Sat unless still available last minute.
Sleeps 10 people total, including up to 8 adults. Minimum age 25
Credit cards accepted per PayPal
Personal checks accepted
Last updated on January 20, 2019
Sherry & Mike Oxner
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Mike is a civil engineer and Sherry is an RN. We currently live in Dayton, OH but have also lived in CA, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. All these places have beautiful beaches but none compares to Destin, FL. Mike lived in Pensacola as a child and Sherry grew up vacationing in the Panama City Beach area. We vacationed here when our 2 children were growing up. Now our 5 grandchildren love to vacation here as well.
Why this property? We loved the split floor plan and proximity to our private beach access. We wanted a pool and this house has one of the largest back yards in the neighborhood. Mike designed our pool to fit the back yard and still leave lots of room for a big patio.
We bought a 2 bdrm ocean view condo in 2001 but as our family grew, we needed a larger property. We thought we'd miss the ocean view but found we much prefer the privacy of a single family home with garage and private pool.
Destin is the perfect family vacation destination!
Calendar last updated: January 20, 2019
Phone number: +1 (937) 286-2968
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Professional Slide Show of House
Frequently Asked Questions
How far is the beach?
500 yards, about a 10 min walk
How large is the pool?
20x21 feet with underwater benches in the corners
How deep is the pool?
3 to 5 feet so no diving!
This home was great! The walk to the beach was easy and convenient. Pool was great for all the kids. Home was clean and updated. Plenty of space for us! The master bath was spacious and gorgeous! All amenities were great and appreciated. Over abundance of sand/beach toys! Owner emailed first day to make sure everything was up to par! Couldn’t of asked for a better vacation! Thanks
Stayed: October 2018Submitted: November 04, 2018
Thanks Nikki for your wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back again. Thanks! Sherry & Mike
A week of fun, sun and comfort
It’s great to come back to Paradise Retreat to kick back and relax. The house is better than ever, with upgrades inside and out like pretty tile floors, more beds and the pool deck that is a great place to sun, read, eat, or just enjoy the pretty landscaping. And as always a complete kitchen, very comfy bedrooms, everything is well maintained and most importantly clean. It’s been too long since we were able to come here and enjoy Sherry and Mike’s home away from home. We’ve had a hotter than normal weather week for September and the beach was fantastic with calm surf. We can't wait to return next year.
Stayed: September 2018Submitted: October 16, 2018
Thanks Janet for your wonderful review! You & Joel have been treasured repeat guests, starting with our Destin condo and now the house. We look forward to having you back again soon! Thanks so much! Sherry & Mike
Could not ask for anything more!
I am a repeat renter at this property and it never disappoints! The owners are very diligent about keeping the house in top condition. The kitchen is better stocked than mine. The house is roomy, immaculately clean and has comfy beds. A crib was provided for my two year old. My older kids spent most of their time swimming in the pool and hardly wanted to leave to go to the beach. When we did go to the beach there were chairs, umbrellas and sand toys in the garage for us to use. The location is perfect - walking distance to the beach and restaurants. The owner is fantastic with communication and providing information. I literally could not ask for anything more in a rental property. We will be back next year!
Stayed: July 2017Submitted: January 11, 2018
Thanks Michelle for that wonderful review! We love our repeat guests and look forward to having you back again! Sherry & Mike